Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
hello David my name is ***** ***** ill see if I can help you threw this issue. first question I have is does the engine oil smell like gas? is it over full. the old oil have a gas smell to it?
ok. The reason I ask is it sounds like the float in your carberator is giving you trouble. the best thing may be to try running an additive in the fuel such as K100 or "sea foam" that may help clean out the gum deposits left by the gas. if that helps you will know its a fuel/carburetor issue
ok. simple fix really. basicly your carburetor is allowing to much fuel into the engine
so your fix would be 1 of 3 things
1) run the additive and see if that helps clear things up
2) remove and rebuild the carb
3) replace the carb
hope this helps and please feel free to write in with what you find